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twin1_country United Kingdom blank_name blank_info blank1_name blank1_info website footnotes '''Masvingo''' (before 1982 known as '''Fort Victoria''') is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. The town is close to Great Zimbabwe, the national monument from which the country takes its name.

to the south of the town along Bulawayo Road. Education Masvingo Polytechnic, Great Zimbabwe University and Masvingo Teachers College are the three main centres of higher education in the city. The three institutes are run by the government. Great Zimbabwe University grew out of what was once Masvingo State University. Reformed Church Universityn (RCU) is another University 25km south of Masvingo run by the Reformed Church of Zimbabwe. It was formerly the Great Zimbabwe

University. Masvingo Teachers' College is one of the government run colleges from which Great Zimbabwe devolved. The college has still remained at the campus and the University has a new site. Other teachers' colleges around Masvingo include the Reformed Church of Zimbabwe run Morgenster Teachers' College and the Catholic run Bondolfi Teachers' College. High schools in the city include Victoria High School (Victoria High School (Zimbabwe)), Kyle College, Ndarama High School and Mucheke High

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to the district's largest hospital. Not only is Ndanga District Hospital a major hospital in its district, it is also the second major hospital in the whole province. A relatively small business centre, with its sprawling residential area, lies adjacent to the hospital. The community of Ndanga is served by a government school, Chimedza..Simon R Ndanga is th chief of Ndanga off which a group of herdmen fall under him around ndanga .The few neighbouring chiefs are NHEMA,CHIPINDA,MUROYI,CHARUMBIRA off which th half moon chief is with Chief S .R .G .NDANGA.The Nyabise dam supplys the whole ndanga area that includes all th neighbouring villages with water .The ndanga area is surrounded by a number of churches ROMAN CATHOLIC,DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH,CHURCH OF CHRIST,WESLEY METHODIST,AFM OF ZIM,,ZCC ST ENGENAS led by the late Dr JJC Mawewe . WikiPedia:Masvingo


-density and low-density suburbs. Mucheke, the oldest township and Rujeko are the most populous high-density suburbs. The middle-density suburbs are Eastvale located close to Zimuto Police Camp and Target Kopje located on the southern part of town on a small hill close to Flamboyant Hotel. Rhodene is a low density suburb on the northern part of the city centre, Rhodene is the most affluent suburb in Masvingo. A new suburban development, Zimre Park is also taking shape

He was born in then Southern Rhodesia in 1935, near Fort Victoria (now Masvingo), where his father was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church. In 1960, Zvobgo won a scholarship to Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts aged 25. After taking a bachelor's degree there in 1964, he returned home to be arrested and detained for political activism against white rule in Rhodesia, along with Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo. DATE OF BIRTH 2 October 1935

ruins of Great Zimbabwe are about 25km south of the city. You can get a combi from behind the TM supermarket just south of the town centre, costing around $1 and taking around 20-30 minutes. This will drop you about 2km from the gate to the ruins. Taking a taxi is also possible but much more expensive. WikiPedia:Masvingo


. Birchenough Bridge is located 62 km from Chipinge in the Manicaland province of Zimbabwe linking Mutare with Masvingo. The bridge was funded and planned by the Beit Trust, a foundation chaired at the time by Sir Henry Birchenough. It was completed in 1935. At a length of 1080 feet (329 m) it was the third longest single-arch suspension bridge in the world at the time. '''Howard Unwin Moffat''' (13 January 1869 – 19 January 1951) served as second premier

of Southern Rhodesia, from 1927 to 1933. Born in the Kuruman mission station in Bechuanaland (now in Northern Cape), Moffat was the son of the missionary John Smith Moffat and grandson of the missionary Robert Moffat, who was the friend of King Mzilikazi and the father-in-law of David Livingstone. After service in the Bechuanaland Border Police, Moffat moved to Bulawayo and served in the 1893 Matabele War (First Matabele War) and the Second Boer War Anglo-Boer

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of Masvingo, Lake Mutirikwi supports water supply schemes for several riparian farmers and large sugar cane irrigation schemes in the Triangle, Zimbabwe and Hippo Valley areas. The storage capacity of the lake, which was completed in 1960, is 1.4 × 109 m³. Industry The town used to have large cattle ranches but the country's Land Reform Programme is sometimes blamed for decimating that industry. Small scale farmers now make up the majority of suppliers of agricultural produce

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of Masvingo and Beitbridge. He entered politics in 1958, winning on the Dominion Party ticket in the Fort Victoria (Masvingo) (now Masvingo) federal constituency. Four years later (Southern Rhodesia general election, 1962), he became the member for Charter in the Southern Rhodesian parliament, this time running for the Rhodesian Front (RF). At the same time, he was appointed Minister for Justice. Forming a close relationship with the rising RF politician Ian Smith, Dupont assisted in the latter's becoming Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Rhodesia) in 1964 and was consequently promoted to become Smith's deputy. As Deputy Prime Minister, he held the portfolio of External Affairs, and added Defence in June 1965. WikiPedia:Masvingo

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War . He was elected to the Legislative Council in 1923 as member for Victoria (Masvingo) and served as minister for mines & works under Charles Coghlan (Charles Patrick John Coghlan). He succeeded as premier after Coghlan's death in 1927 (his title was later changed to Prime Minister). Background The town lies just north of the Limpopo River about 1 km from the Alfred Beit Bridge which spans the Limpopo River between South Africa and Zimbabwe. The main


they gained a reputation of jumping from minimum heights. The unit was not deployed outside Rhodesia during the war, but it established a considerable tally on internal operations. '''Ngonidzashe Blessing Mahwire''' (born July 31, 1982 in Bikita, Masvingo) is a Zimbabwean cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Mashonaland and has also made appearances for the Zimbabwean cricket team in both the Test match (Test cricket) and One Day International forms of the game. He

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eastern Zimbabwe, south east of Masvingo. It covers about 90 km² and was created in 1960 with the construction of the Kyle Dam on the Mutirikwe River. The dam was built to provide irrigation water to the farming estates on the lowveld to the southwest, around the town of Triangle, where the main crop has been sugar cane.


is a right-handed batsman and medium-pace bowler. '''Beatrice''' is a village in the province of Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe. It is located about 54 km south-west of Harare on the main Harare-Masvingo next to the Umfului River. According to the 1982 Population Census, the village had a population of 1,300. The village was named after the Beatrice gold mine, around which it grew. The mine was in operation from 1895 to 1945 and was named after the sister of Lieutenant Henry

an cricketer who played in 5 Tests (Test cricket) and 12 ODI (One Day International)s from 1987 to 1995. He is engaged with one of the franchises of Zimbabwe, Mashonaland Eagles as the coach. His son Kyle Jarvis plays for the Zimbabwean national team and regarded as a great pace prospect of Zimbabwe. '''John Alexander Rennie''' (born July 29, 1970, Masvingo) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played in 4 Tests (Test cricket) and 44 ODI (One Day International)s from


'''Masvingo''' (before 1982 known as '''Fort Victoria''') is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. The town is close to Great Zimbabwe, the national monument from which the country takes its name.

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